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In Focus with Carolyn Hutcheson

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Join the conversation each weekday on ”In Focus” as host Carolyn Hutcheson talks with: artists, historians, experts, environmentalists, musicians, authors, and other big thinkers and change makers. Carolyn brings her three decades of on-air experience, her curious mind, and her warm conversational style to each episode. We hope you join us and take time to bring your world, In Focus.

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United States

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Join the conversation each weekday on ”In Focus” as host Carolyn Hutcheson talks with: artists, historians, experts, environmentalists, musicians, authors, and other big thinkers and change makers. Carolyn brings her three decades of on-air experience, her curious mind, and her warm conversational style to each episode. We hope you join us and take time to bring your world, In Focus.

Language:

English

Contact:

8008006616


Episodes

"Newswrap Focuses On DEI Changes in Alabama" - TPR's In Focus - Feb. 23, 2024

2/23/2024
On The Newswrap, Todd Stacy, Host of Capitol Journal on Alabama Public Television, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about two Legislative issues -DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). And the Wildcard is about a missing radio tower in north Alabama!

Duration:00:04:44

"Cogongrass Still Posing Threats to Farms and Forests" - TPR's In Focus - Feb. 22, 2024

2/22/2024
One of the most beautiful invasive plants in Troy Public Radio's tri-state coverage area is Cogongrass, but it is deadly to farmland and forests. Dana Stone, Director of the Forest Management Program at the Alabama Forestry Commission, and Owen Andrews, AFC Cogongrass Coordinator, talk with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the destruction caused by the plant, and help available to landowners through the Cogongrass Mitigation Program.

Duration:00:09:45

"Tree Seedlings WIll Plant the Future in Montgomery" - TPR's In Focus - Feb. 21, 2024

2/21/2024
As Alabama celebrates Arbor Week, Brandon Brazil, longtime volunteer with the Montgomery Tree Committee, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about Tree City USA and the Capital City's urban forest. On Feb. 24, tree seedlings will be given to residents at a special event at Ida Bell Young Park from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Duration:00:09:46

"Sparing Heartbreak By Avoiding Romance Scams" - TPR's In Focus - Feb. 20, 2024

2/20/2024
Although February is known as Valentine Month and also Heart Month, the Alabama Securities Commission calls it Fraud February! On The Exchange, Amanda Senn, ASC Director, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about typical red flags associated with Romance scams - with requests for money at the top of the list.

Duration:00:09:35

"Alabama Legislature Gambling On Bills" - TPR's In Focus - Feb. 16, 2024

2/16/2024
The Alabama Legislature is forging ahead with several bills in record fashion. On The Newswrap, Todd Stacy, Host of Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about bill proposals to address gambling and restrict ballot harvesting.

Duration:00:04:46

"Troy Public Radio Debuts InChoir Podcast" - TPR's In Focus - Feb. 15, 2024

2/15/2024
Troy Public Radio's newest podcast, InChoir, has listeners enthralled. Dr. Diane Orlofsky, co-host, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus, about InChoir's mission of bringing composers of choral music to the attention of listeners. Dr. Scott Sexton is co-host of the program.

Duration:00:09:49

"Author Recalls Tuskegee's Polio Fight" - TPR's In Focus - Feb. 8, 2024

2/8/2024
In part one of a two-part interview for The Storyline book series, Dr. Edith Powell, co- author of "A Black Oasis, Tuskegee Institute's Fight Against Infantile Paralysis, 1941-1975," talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about Tuskegee, Warm Springs, FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt in the era to find a cure for polio.

Duration:00:09:45

"Host Rick Steves Shares His Travel Philosophy" - TPR's In Focus - Feb. 7, 2024

2/7/2024
Rick Steves, Host of "Travels with Rick Steves" on public radio, joins Kim Walker, Director of the Women's Philanthropy Board at Auburn University, in a conversation with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about Rick's philosophy of travel as a broadening cultural experience. Kim previews the Feb. 12th Winter Wanderings program, when Rick will deliver the keynote address.

Duration:00:09:45

'Centreville Alabama Designs the Future" - TPR's In Focus - Feb. 6, 2024

2/6/2024
Centreville, Alabama, lies in the center of the state and is undergoing a project to enhance its future community prospects. Gina Clifford, Executive Director of Design Alabama, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about how Centreville, a Main Street community, is partnering with Design Alabama to increase its tourism and economic prospects. As a historic town situated on the banks of the biologically diverse Cahaba River, the city is incorporating greenspace and the Cahaba riverside in its plans.

Duration:00:09:39

"Todd Stacy with the 2024 Legislative Preview" - TPR's In Focus - Feb. 1, 2024

2/1/2024
The Alabama Legislature opens its 2024 session on February 6th, and Todd Stacy, Host of Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about several of the top legislative proposals.

Duration:00:09:43

"Short the Squirrel Marks Birthday and Literary Progress - TPR's In Focus - Jan. 31, 2024

1/31/2024
Alabama's Literacy Mascot, Short the Squirrel, is about to celebrate his fourth birthday. Monica Anderson Young and Dr. Dee Dupree Bennett talk with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the creation of the beloved mascot, whose mission is to encourage youngsters to read. Feb. 22, Short will celebrate his 4th birthday with a virtual party filmed at Landmark Park in Dothan. Everyone is invited, but must register at the shortthesquirrel.com website by Feb. 12. Teachers can receive corresponding curriculum to use with existing lesson plans.

Duration:00:09:40

Troy U.'s Chancellor On His Path To Leadership - TPR's In Focus - Jan. 30, 2024

1/30/2024
Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about his path to leadership and his podcast, "On Leadership." He stresses the need for leadership skills in all levels of society today.

Duration:00:09:47

"Newswrap Focuses On Alabama Workforce Consolidation" - TPR's In Focus - Jan. 26, 2024

1/26/2024
On the Newswrap, Todd Stacy, Host of Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth's proposed initiative to consolidate the state's various workforce development agencies. And the Wildcard is about a high-flying cell phone!

Duration:00:04:42

"Famous Moonshiner Tells Family Tale, Part Two" - TPR's In Focus - Jan. 25, 2024

1/24/2024
In Part Two of his interview about his legendary grandfather, Bullock County moonshiner Clyde May, L.C. May talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about how moonshiners and revenue agents interacted and how Clyde was sent to prison. L.C. May also delves into Clyde's recipe that became the official State Spirit of Alabama - Conecuh Ridge Alabama Fine Whiskey.

Duration:00:09:44

"Family Story Behind the State Spirit of Alabama" - TPR's In Focus - Jan. 24, 2024

1/23/2024
In 2004, the Alabama Legislature designated Conecuh Ridge Alabama Fine Whiskey as the official State Spirit of Alabama. Clyde May was the moonshiner who originated the recipe. His grandson and namesake, L.C. May, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the family story behind the legend. This is part one of a two-part interview.

Duration:00:09:37

”Clyde May Pt Two” - TPR’s In Focus - Jan. 25, 2024

1/22/2024
In Part Two of his interview about his legendary grandfather, Bullock County moonshiner Clyde May, L.C. May talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about how moonshiners and revenue agents interacted and how Clyde was sent to prison. L.C. May also delves into Clyde's recipe that became the official State Spirit of Alabama - Conecuh Ridge Alabama Fine Whiskey.

Duration:00:09:26

”Clyde May” - TPR’s In Focus - Jan. 24, 2024

1/22/2024
In 2004, the Alabama Legislature designated Conecuh Ridge Alabama Fine Whiskey as the official State Spirit of Alabama. Clyde May was the moonshiner who originated the recipe. His grandson and namesake, L.C. May, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the family story behind the legend. This is part one of a two-part interview.

Duration:00:09:20

”Red Eagle pt 1” - TPR’s In Focus - Jan. 23, 2024

1/22/2024
Retired Covington County District Judge Trippy McGuire of Opp, Alabama, teaches fourth graders the story of William Weatherford, known in Alabama history as the Creek Indian Red Eagle. Judge McGuire talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about Weatherford's legendary leap into the Alabama River astride his horse, Arrow, to escape the American soldiers who pursued him. Judge McGuire is also author of the book, "A Roaring Twenties Flapper Who Broke Glass Ceilings: Winnie Wright in the Early Boomtown Years of Opp, Alabama."

Duration:00:09:25

”Red Eagle pt 1” - TPR’s In Focus - Jan. 23, 2024

1/20/2024
Retired District Judge Trippy McGuire of Opp, Alabama, teaches fourth graders the story of William Weatherford, known in Alabama history as the Creek Indian Red Eagle. Judge McGuire talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about Weatherford's legendary leap into the Alabama River astride his horse, Arrow, to escape the white soldiers who pursued him. Judge McGuire is also author of the book, "A Roaring Twenties Flapper Who Broke Glass Ceilings, Winnie Wright in the Early Boomtown Years of Opp, Alabama."

Duration:00:09:27

"Alabama Legislators to Target Human Trafficking" - TPR's In Focus - Jan. 19, 2024

1/19/2024
On The Newswrap, Alabama Public Television's Todd Stacy, Host of Capitol Journal, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about several proposed bills in the upcoming February Legislative session. One bill getting attention targets Human Trafficking, with possibly the toughest penalties in the nation. And the Wildcard is out-of-this-world.

Duration:00:04:32